On the Fly: A Special Thank You

A heartfelt thank you to all of the war veterans throughout the years who so generously and bravely sacrificed.

A personal nod to my father-in-law, Angelo Ciotta, a proud marine and survior of Iwo Jima.
Excerpt from an article in the New York Post...

" To say Angelo had a terrifying job on Iwo Jima is like dismissing Babe Ruth as just another guy who played baseball.

The mission was almost suicidal. Angelo's comrades would lay down heavy fire on those fortified pillboxes so the enemy would keep their heads down while he would sprint up a hill armed with a satchel full of explosives.

"Our guys were very careful in their fire, but you could feel their bullets over your head," Angelo said.

He'd slip the satchel through a 4-foot-long, 8-inch-wide slit in the pillbox or leave it at the front door - then run like hell back down the hill.

"It was about eight to 10 seconds before the charge went off. With a little help from Jesus and good legs, you would be surprised how fast you can get 50 yards down a hill before it goes off."

Click here to read the full article. Thank you, Dad.

Comments

Roni said…
Good for you Mr. Ciotta! Thank you to you and all our vets!
My dad was in the army in WWII, stationed in Okinawa (spelling?). Fortunately the war ended soon after he got there.

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